Massachusetts “Recreational Use” statute and Waiver of Liability Forms

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on October 31st, 2016

By: Peter Thomas| Law Clerk Ever thought about learning to rock climb or, even, skydive? Chances are good that before you ever get a foot off the ground you’ll be required to sign a release or waiver of liability form. A release or waiver from liability is a proactive measure designed to protect the owner/operator from being held accountable should you become injured in course of your participa… Read More

Trying to “catch’em all” is not a valid defense to trespass and the other risks of Pokemon Go!

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law, Personal Injury by on July 25th, 2016

By: Attorney Dina M. Swanson| Partner It’s all the rage right now. You see people walking around staring at their smart phones or posting on social media their latest capture and wonder to yourself. . . what are they doing? It seems everyone is joining in on the newest craze, Pokemon Go, a free to play reality mobile game which was released in July of 2016 for IOS and android devices. Pokemon G… Read More

Massachusetts Comprehensive No-Fault Act in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on March 7th, 2016

By: Charles D. Mulcahy | Partner On January 1, 1970, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed the Comprehensive No-Fault Act dealing with motor vehicle accidents. This act included a subsection described as Personal Injury Protection. Through this subsection, you are entitled to make a claim for your Personal Injury Protection benefits after you are in an accident, regardless of whether or not yo… Read More

Has your child suffered injuries from lead paint?

Posted in Blog, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate by on November 2nd, 2015

Patricia Alexandre, Esq.| Law Clerk Families moving into an older home with children under the age of six should be extremely cautious of lead paint. Hundreds of young children are poisoned by lead paint in Massachusetts each year. Children exposed to lead may suffer from permanent brain damage, kidney failure, as well as behavioral and learning disorders. If your child has been injured as a resu… Read More

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OR UNFORTUNATE MEDICAL END RESULT?

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on September 21st, 2015

By: Dina M. Swanson | Partner You or a loved one may have recently undergone surgery or visited a doctor and unfortunately, did not receive the results you expected. You may be wondering if there is a claim for medical malpractice or just an unfortunate medical result. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers damage while under the treatment of a medical professional. But what constit… Read More

Injured at Work? Information employees need to know about Massachusetts Workers Compensation Laws

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation by on August 24th, 2015

By: John J. O'Day Jr. | Partner Massachusetts has had Worker's Compensation laws since 1912. The law was designed to distribute benefits on a “no fault” basis. Thus, it does not make a difference whether an employee is negligent or an employer is negligent in order for a work place injury to be compensable. Almost all employers are required to pay for the insurance and in return they are gr… Read More

Slip and Fall: Accident or Owner Liability?

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on August 10th, 2015

By: Charles Mulcahy, Esq. | Partner Many individuals are injured as a result of slip and falls. First, a determination needs to be made whether the slip and fall is just an accident or, alternatively, an owner or one that is in control of the property, permitted an unsafe condition to exist which caused the person to slip and fall. The mere fact that a slip and fall has occurred is not determi… Read More

“The Importance of Optional Insurance Coverage for Motorcycle Operators”

Posted in Blog, Insurance, Personal Injury by on July 27th, 2015

Patricia Alexandre, Esq. | Law Clerk With the warmer weather here and the days longer, you will notice many people taking their motorcycles out for a ride. Although this may be a source of fun and entertainment, accidents can happen at any time. In the event of an accident, most drivers believe if they have motorcycle insurance, they are automatically covered for medical bills and other related… Read More

Cars Not Properly Cleaned Off After Snow Storms

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on February 5th, 2015

Winter has officially arrived here in Massachusetts and with all New England winters come perilous road conditions. Most drivers in Massachusetts have had the unfortunate experience of driving behind a vehicle that was not properly cleaned off after a storm. Oftentimes, a driver, who is either lazy or in a hurry, clears just enough snow off their windshield to see through a small hole. However, as… Read More

Car Accidents: How to Protect Teenagers

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on October 23rd, 2014

According to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teenage injuries and deaths in the United States. Sadly, thirty-nine traffic fatalities in the State of Massachusetts in 2012 involved a teenager. Teenage drivers are inexperienced and as a result are four times more likely to be injured in an automobile accident and are twice as likely to i… Read More